Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Bible Lesson time from last night
The lesson overall talked about controlling ourselves and our reaction to what happens in our lives. Proverbs 29:11 says, "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back." I think we all need this verse in our lives, but it really resonated well with our kids when Phil made the application to their every day lives with siblings or other people who can be frustrating. Proverbs 20:3 says, "It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling." I'm personally thinking this is a perfect verse for talking back and always having to fuss with siblings (mind you...we never have this problem at our house, but you might find it helpful...yeah, right!!!) Phil used the example of Peter reacting without thinking when he cut off the servant's ear in the garden when they came to arrest Christ to show how foolishly we act when we act without stopping and thinking about it first. Did Peter really think that he needed to protect Christ, the Creator of all things?!?
One of my thoughts in sharing this with you is to let you know so you can reinforce these principles with your children throughout the week. Hopefully it helps you as well face "training times" with your children from a biblical perspective. It's so helpful to have verses ready to give your children to point them to God and His Word rather than our "words of wisdom."